Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

Sunday, December 15th

We will be ordering pizza – $5/person

Everyone should be bring a change of clothes to hang out in.

We will have some Christmas games and activities. If you would like to bring your own card/board game please do so.

Everyone, who would like to, wear a pair of Christmas socks. (Kohl’s has some really nice for cheap right now.) This will be fun!

We will be meeting in the Kids Zone Sanctuary since our Youth Room isn’t complete at this time.

Since this is a Sunday PM service day, the lock-in will last until the PM service. Please make arrangements for transportation home after the PM service.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Merry Christmas!


Our annual fall Youth Convention is coming up in a little over a month.  This is an event that rotates to different parts of the District.  This year we will be in Havre de Grace, Pastor Buddy Flosser.

Bethel Apostolic Church 21 North Earlton Road Extention, Havre de Grace,‎ MD‎ 21078

Our speaker this year will be Jimmy Toney, from Lexington, KY.  Bro Toney is no stranger to our District.  He preached RIOT for us 2 years ago and Youth Camp 1 year ago.  All participants will be tremendously blessed by his ministry.

The registration cost for this event will be $20 per participant.  That will cover the services and the Afterburner that will take place Friday evening after service.  Pizza and drinks will be provided at the Afterburner.  There will be basketball, volleyball and other great fun!!!

We will be taking a group of young people from CLC to this event. It will be an overnight trip.  As of right now we only have 30 spots available. If you are interested in coming, please sign up starting this Sunday, October 14th.  It will be on a first come first serve basis. It is so much easier to plan when everyone signs up early.

***Parents, your help is needed:  If we do have more than 30 young people come, we will need help with transportation. If you are willing to drive your van or car, please let me know. 

Trip / Cost details

Departure: The vans will be meeting at the Park & Ride at the 270 / Quince Orchard Road intersection in Gaithersburg at 5:30pm on November 2nd. I understand this is tough on a work day, but please look ahead to make the appropriate arrangements.  Departure from the Park & Ride will be 5:45pm.

Service / Event Details: Service on Friday begins at 8:00pm. There will be an Afterburner event following the service. The cost for this is included in registration.  Dress attire for Friday – nice Sunday dress. (Bring a change of clothes for the Afterburner) Saturday service will begin at 10:30am. Dress attire for Saturday – neat causal.

Cost:  We will be eating lunch after service on Saturday. This is NOT included in the total trip cost. Total Trip Cost per person = $45.00 (Includes: Transportation, Registration & Hotel)

In order to lock in your spot, $20 is due on Sunday, October 21st.  The remainder of $25 is due on Sunday, October 28th. 

Select this link for Permission Forms

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

God bless you!

There is a District  Intern Kick-off Rally, located at Cross Creek Apostolic Church,  12511 Old Gunpowder Road Spur Beltsville MD 20705 on the date of  Friday,  June 8th, 2012 at 7:30pm.  I would love to take as many young people as possible to this service.

Evangelist Brandon Miraflor will be preaching.  He did a great job on Sunday morning, so don’t miss the opportunity to hear him again.

Transportation: We will be leaving the Park and Ride located at the intersection of 270 and Quince Orchard Road at 6:15pm and will arrive back at 11:00pm at this same location.

Cost: $5/per participant for Gas.

We will be going to eat after the service, so make sure each participant has money for that.

Dress: This will be like Sunday dress.

Select this link for the permission slip: Permission Slip for Intern Kick-Off Rally.  ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL NEED TO HAVE THIS FORM FILLED OUT AND SIGNED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN.  

Let me know if you have any questions.

It was great to see all of you who were able to make at the Parent Connect last Friday evening.

I am working on 3 different reviews to post here in the next few days.  The reviews will be of the following: Pastor Libby’s session, Pastor Sean’s session and mine.  They will come in 3 different posts.  I didn’t want to put them all in one post and it just be dragged on and on.  Those kind of post can be hard to read all the way through.  🙂

I will send out the links when they are completed.

God bless you.  You are an amazing parent.

This posting is pretty much identical to the letter that went out a couple of weeks ago to all of our SWAT Parents and Guardians. If you did not receive the letter, please let me know. We may have a wrong address for you in our system.

Christian Life Center is on the move! It is so exciting to see all the wonderful things that God is doing. With moving, comes transition. The transition from CLC on Darnestown Road to Damascus High School and our mid-week congregations has been very adventurous, challenging, but yet amazing!!!

One of our challenges in this new transition has been Youth Events. We were very blessed at CLC on Darnestown to have Youth Service on a weekly basis and to have the facilities we needed to have our fellowships and events. Now we don’t have that. But, we are still trying to provide ways to keep our young people connected to one another, to the church and to Jesus, living a holy lifestyle.

It is our desire to connect with you as a Parent or Guardian of our Christian Life Center young people. It can be a challenge sometimes raising teenagers in our anti-Christian society. We want to be a blessing and support to you and your teenager anyway we can in this ongoing journey of living the lifestyle of a Christian.

We are putting together an event that will bring us together to connect and grow. This event will be a joint event for Parents and/or Guardians and our young people. We will have a time of fellowship with food and then we will split the group into two groups. The young people will go into the gym and have some fun interactive activities. While they are in the gym there will be a time with you and us. We will talk and interact with one another as we discuss how to keep our teenagers connected and growing.

We want to hear your thoughts and also share with you a few different things God has laid on our hearts. It is important for us to come together like this, so we can be on the same page as we work together building a generation of Christian teenagers, helping them to grow into mature adult Christians.

We will be having this event at Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872. The date will be June 1, 2012 and time will be 7:30pm – 10:00pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Please make this event a priority. You and your children are very important to us and we love you. Let’s parent together! We feel that this event is a pivotal moment in our Youth Group and as a church family.

Please contact me if you have any questions and to RSVP. Please RSVP by May 25th or sooner. You can do that by email, text or by calling me. Contact info: Cell – 240.315.5109, Email –

I am very excited about this event. It is going be a great evening together.

God bless you all and thank you for all you do for SWAT Youth Ministries.


For the Youth of today and tomorrow,

Richard Glass
Youth Pastor
Christian Life Center

Just for Fun …

Posted: April 16, 2012 in Random
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Check out this video.   Post your answers to on here as a comment.
Have fun!!

May 4th & 5th we will be having a Maryland/DC Youth Event, called Youth R.I.O.T.  (Revival In Our Times).  This is an annual event for young people that the District Youth Department has been doing for several years. Typically this event is held in February and in Gaithersburg.  This year, because we don’t have a building to host it in, it is being held in Annapolis, MD (more info below).  It will be a wonderful event that YOU (young person) don’t want to miss; and YOU (parent/guardian) don’t want your child to miss!!!

Select this link for the FORMS.

This is a two (2) day / one (1) night trip.  We will have adequate adult supervision.  We will be meeting at The Park and Ride that is right off of 270 on Quince Orchard Road at 5:30pm on Friday (05.04.2012).  We need to leave The Park and Ride by 5:45, go to the hotel (address below), get checked in, and go straight to service.   We will arrive back in Gaithersburg on Saturday (05.05.2012) around 3:00pm.

Total Trip Cost:  $108/per person.  $25 will be due on April 15th.  The remainder of the cost ($83) will be due on Sunday, April 29thTRIP COST INCLUDES REGISTRATION!!!

Hotel Info:

Holiday Inn Express

2451 Riva Road

Annapolis, MD 21401


Service Location:

Antioch, the Apostolic Church

1535 Ritchie Highway

Arnold, MD 21012


Food: Pizza Friday night at the after service activity (included in registration)

Meal Schedule: Breakfast at the hotel is free … We will be stopping for lunch on the way home Saturday.

This will be a great trip!  Those who are able to attend will build friendships and memories.

Please contact me with questions, comments or concerns …